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A refracting telescope is the most common kind of telescope. Discover the difference between refracting and reflecting telescopes in this free video on home astronomy from a telescope salesperson.
The refractor telescope uses a lens to gather and focus light. The first
telescopes built were refractors. The small telescopes sold in department
stores are refractors, as well as, those used for rifle scopes.
Though excellent refractors are still made, the disadvantages of the
telescope have blocked the construction of very large refractors for use in
Observers who want the best possible image quality